The event will also pay special tribute to Dr. Robert Carlson, the President of Chabot College, who is retiring after dedicating 38 years of his life to higher education.
will be presented with the Chabot College
Foundation Gladiator Award for extraordinary support of Chabot College and for making our community a better place to live.
"The passage of Measure B sent a clear message that the East Bay public places a high value on its community colleges and wants improved facilities for student and community use," said Chabot President Dr. Robert Carlson.
"The acoustical improvements to the Chabot Performing Arts Center are a clear example of how the funds are used to benefit both the college and the community," he
(Hayward, CA) - At the District's annual fall gathering yesterday, Chabot College President Robert Carlson announced his retirement effective August 2008.
Carlson, the 11th president of the 46-year old community college in Hayward, has led Chabot for the past six years, with a total of 38 years as an educator.
is credited with creating an open governance process inviting all Chabot employees to take part in the decision making process.
In 2004, he
led the College's campaign for Measure B, a $498 million facilities bond, slightly more than half of which went to Chabot
for new buildings and renovations.
worked tirelessly to re-structure the Chabot College Foundation
which raised more than $800,000 last year.
saw a jewel in Chabot
came here six years ago.
Prior to attaining the presidency of Chabot College, Carlson served as the executive director of the University of New Mexico Campus at Gallup, New Mexico.
Before that he spent 12 years in the San Diego Community College District where he served as the district manager of economic development, the dean of instruction at Miramar College, and the dean of the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at San Diego City College.
Carlson received his associate degree from the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University.
He received his bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in community college and adult education from Southern Illinois University.
His doctoral degree is in education and business administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Among the 20 themed tables are "Madeline Visits Chabot College", celebrating Ludwig Bemelman's storybook character Madeline, sponsored by Chabot President Dr. Robert Carlson and his wife, Linda Carlson.
(Hayward, CA) - Last month when Chabot College President Robert Carlson presented a check for $500,000 to San Leandro School District Superintendent Christine Lim at a school board meeting, it sealed the partnership for bringing higher education to the San Leandro community.
President Carlson also feels strongly about the impact this will have for area students.
"The partnership will allow us to establish a much-needed education center that will have an impact over the years for the Mt Eden region," says Dr. Carlson